The Role of Governance and Democracy in Development

September 6, 2012 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Part of the Careers in Development Series


Jerry Hyman
Senior Adviser and President, The Hills Program on Governance, CSIS
Democracy has an important role to play in promoting sustainable development. Free and fair elections, independent media, accountable government, as well as other basic democratic principles, are all critical components of an environment conducive to growth.  As the senior adviser and president of The Hills Program on Governance at CSIS, Dr. Jerry Hyman works to identify governance challenges in both the public and private spheres, develop a better understanding of their origins, and promote solutions.  Previously, he worked in the Office of Democracy and Governance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), conducting democracy and governance assessments for Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, South Africa, and Ukraine. Gleaning from his experience evaluating governance systems within USAID and The Hills Program on Governance at CSIS, Dr. Hyman will engage in a roundtable discussion on how democracy affects development and provide insight on how to start a career in the field.

A light breakfast will be available.
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Gerald Hyman
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Office of the President

William J. Garvelink